Category: Writing
The Jigsaw Lady Comes…

As many of you know, for the last few years I’ve been doing a lot of work with reluctant readers in schools around the world, and it’s become quite a passion of mine. Which was why I was honoured and overjoyed  last year when Danny Pearson of Badger Learning, a division of the Haven Book Group asked me if I’d [&hellip

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Vampires vs People of ‘Faith’…

So today I was at a school in Hertfordshire and, with a Year 9 class of children, we did a workshop on normal characters in fantastical situations, allowing the students to make the decisions based on what they’d *really* do in a particular setting. The setting in this case was Vampires attacking their school, with the class the only people [&hellip

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The Bottled Water Tour…

So a couple of weeks ago I was in Los Angeles for an entire week, partly due to the fact that I was a guest at the Gallifrey One convention (from Thursday night to Sunday evening) but also for a variety of meetings, catch ups and get togethers across Los Angeles on the Monday night to the Thursday evening. This [&hellip

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Syd Field: 1935 – 2013…

I’m sitting here trying to put words to screen, as I’ve just heard that Syd Field passed away today at the age  of 77. For those who don’t know the name, Syd Field is recognised internationally as one of Hollywood’s greatest ’script gurus’. He’s the ‘expert’ that the Final Draft DVD aims you at when you need help. He’s written several books on the [&hellip

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Winter’s Dawn, Season’s End…

I hadn’t realised, but as well as my Doctor Who four parter starting at the end of last month, another Doctor Who book of mine has come out – in this case the deluxe hardcover edition of my entire collected first ‘season’ for IDW, collecting issues #1 to #16 of my Tenth Doctor series, as well as the 2010 annual [&hellip

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